Porsche Cayman GT4 joins Norfolk police fleet

Porsche Cayman GT4 joins Norfolk police fleet

Police in Norfolk are hoping to grab the attention of young drivers -- and deliver life-saving road safety advice -- with the help of a Porsche Cayman GT4.

The track-ready supercar has been donated to Norfolk Constabulary for two years by the Lind Trust, a charity which supports the development of young people in Norwich and Norfolk.

Kitted out with police livery and interior blue lights, the GT4 will be at the forefront of police engagement and education with young drivers. It is planned to be used at public events such as the Royal Norfolk Show and will also be taken to schools and colleges across the county.

Chief Constable Simon Bailey explained: "Engagement and education are vital elements of the work on road safety undertaken by roads policing officers. I'm confident the use of the Porsche will help break down barriers and enable officers to speak with young drivers and provide road safety advice."

He added: "The GT4 will certainly attract a lot of attention -- but that's the whole idea. We hope the car will act as a conversation starter, which gives us the opportunity to engage with people, but more importantly those hard-to-reach groups like young drivers, and offer practical advice as well as describing what can happen when things go wrong."

Norfolk Constabulary pointed out that young drivers are disproportionately represented in fatal and serious collision statistics. In Norfolk, 61 young drivers have lost their lives over the last five years while 504 suffered serious injury.

What do you think? Will a Porsche help the road safety message get through to young drivers?


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Posted 08 May 2017 by Jodie Salter

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